Fortunio Bonanova


Actor
Fortunio Bonanova

About

Birth Place
Spain
Born
January 13, 1893
Died
April 02, 1969
Cause of Death
Cerebral Hemorrhage

Biography

Fortunio Bonanova was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bonanova's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Tropic Holiday" (1938) with Dorothy Lamour, the Don Ameche musical "Down Argentine Way" (1940) and the adventure "A Yank in the R.A.F." (1941) with Tyrone Power. He also appeared in the adaptation "Moon Over Miami" (1941) with Don Ameche, "Citi...

Biography

Fortunio Bonanova was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bonanova's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Tropic Holiday" (1938) with Dorothy Lamour, the Don Ameche musical "Down Argentine Way" (1940) and the adventure "A Yank in the R.A.F." (1941) with Tyrone Power. He also appeared in the adaptation "Moon Over Miami" (1941) with Don Ameche, "Citizen Kane" (1941) and "Blood and Sand" (1941) with Tyrone Power. He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Brazil" (1944), the crime flick "Double Indemnity" (1944) with Fred MacMurray and the Bing Crosby dramatic adaptation "Going My Way" (1944). He also appeared in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (1944). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Errol Flynn action picture "Adventures of Don Juan" (1949), the Gene Tierney crime feature "Whirlpool" (1950) and the Ann Sothern musical "Nancy Goes to Rio" (1950). He also appeared in "September Affair" (1951) with Joseph Cotten and the biopic "So This Is Love" (1953) with Kathryn Grayson. Bonanova more recently acted in "The Running Man" (1963). Bonanova passed away in April 1969 at the age of 76.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Don Juan (1924)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Running Man (1963)
Bank manager
Thunder in the Sun (1959)
Fernando Christophe
The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)
Bolanos
An Affair to Remember (1957)
Courbet
Jaguar (1956)
Francisco Servente
New York Confidential (1955)
Senor
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Carmen Trivaco
Conquest of Cochise (1953)
Mexican minister
Second Chance (1953)
Manager La Posada
Thunder Bay (1953)
Sheriff Antoine Chighizola
So This Is Love (1953)
Dr. Marafioti
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
Television singer
September Affair (1951)
Grazzi
Havana Rose (1951)
Ambassador DeMarco
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
Ricardo Domingos
Whirlpool (1949)
Feruccio
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)
John Mingo
Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
Don Serafino
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Plinio
Angel on the Amazon (1948)
Don Sebastian Ortega
The Fugitive (1947)
The governor's cousin
Fiesta (1947)
Antonio Morales
Rose of Santa Rosa (1947)
Don Manuel Ortega
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Don Carlos
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946)
Telephone man
The Red Dragon (1946)
Luis Caverro
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)
Christopher Columbus
Hit the Hay (1945)
Mario Alvini
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Gargano
Man Alive (1945)
Professor Zorada
Mrs. Parkington (1944)
Signor Cellini
Double Indemnity (1944)
Sam Gorlopis
Going My Way (1944)
Tomaso Bozanni
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
[Old] Baba
The Sultan's Daughter (1944)
Grand Vizier Kuda
Brazil (1944)
Señor Renato Da Silva
My Best Gal (1944)
Charlie
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Fernando
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
General Sebastiano
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Opera singer
Dixie (1943)
Waiter in restaurant
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
Mika
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
Chef
Call Out the Marines (1942)
Chef
Sing Your Worries Away (1942)
Gaston
The Black Swan (1942)
Don Miguel
Girl Trouble (1942)
Simon Cordoba
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Anton Copuolus
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942)
Buano
They Met in Argentina (1941)
Pedro
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Headwaiter [Louis]
Blood and Sand (1941)
Pedro Espinosa
That Night in Rio (1941)
Pereira
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941)
Armando Rivero
Moon Over Miami (1941)
Mr. Pretto
Unfinished Business (1941)
Impressario
Citizen Kane (1941)
Matiste
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Orchestra leader
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Sentry
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Hotel manager
La Inmaculada (1939)
René
Tropic Holiday (1938)
Barrera
Romance in the Dark (1938)
Tenor
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
First officer
El capitán Tormenta (1937)
Capitán Bill
El carnaval del diablo (1937)
A Successful Calamity (1932)
Pietro Rafaelo
Careless Lady (1932)
Rodriguez

Producer (Feature Film)

La Inmaculada (1939)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Blood and Sand (1941)
Composer
La Inmaculada (1939)
Music

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Blood and Sand (1941)
Technical Advisor

Life Events

1910

Pro singing debut

1914

First film as actor, producer and director

1930

Stage acting debut

1932

First US film as actor

Videos

Movie Clip

Black Swan, The (1942) - The English Dog Still Barks Tyrone Power on the rack in Technicolor, as captured English pirate "Jamie" Waring, grilled by a Spanish colonial official (Fortuno Bonanova), then rescued by pal Tommy Blue (Thomas Mitchell), early in The Black Swan, 1942, from the Rafael Sabatini novel.
For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) - I Am For The Republic Though he’s been with the republicans, Spanish rebel leader Pablo (Akim Tamiroff) is reluctant to support American Jordan (Gary Cooper) who’s been sent to blow up a bridge, leading to his rather direct ouster by his wife Pilar (Katina Paxinou), in For Whom The Bell Tolls, 1943.
Whirlpool (1949) - Your Soul Can Undress Crooked quasi-hypnotist Korvo (Jose Ferrer) has persuaded socialite Ann (Gene Tierney), whom he saved from a shoplifting arrest, to attend an LA reception honoring him and, after frightening an Italian nobleman (Fortunio Bonanova), tightens his grip, in Otto Preminger’s Whirlpool, 1949.
Double Indemnity (1944) -- My Little Man Tells Me Insurance man Neff (Fred MacMurray), narrating as he appears to be dying, continues his flashback, addressing his boss and confessor Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), introduced here grilling inept fraud artist Gorlopis (Fortunio Bonanova), still early in Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity, 1944.
Sing Your Worries Away - Melange De Bouef Kind-of psychic Tommy (Buddy Ebsen) has led the cops to a swanky restaurant where he meets staffers Bebe (Patsy Kelly) and Carol (Dorothy Lovett), early in RKO's Sing Your Worries Away, 1942.

Bibliography